It’s difficult to recall where you were last week, let alone 50 years ago. So for fans of the Rolling Stones who have been along for the ride over the last half century, The Rolling Stones: 50 Years on Film is a must-see exhibit.

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, 50 Years on Film chronicles the careers of the Stones from the mid-60s to present day. The retrospective will run from November 15 – December 2 and will feature documentaries, fiction features, concert films, music videos, experimental shorts and archival footage encompassing the career of the band and its individual members, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, plus former band members Brian Jones, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.

Several of the features included during the retrospective will be a rare screening of Robert Frank’s S-8 Stones Footage from Exile on Main St. from 1972, Leslie Woodhead’s The Stones in the Park from 1969, and Rollin Blinzer’s Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones from 1974.

MoMa’s exhibition isn’t the only New York event celebrating the Stones on film: Their early tour doc, Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965, premiered this week at the New York Film Festival.The band’s new documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, will debut on HBO November 15th.

– E.J. Judge, WCBS-FM New York


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